“ I wanted to know I could achieve any effect that I could imagine. I wanted complete expressive freedom…”
– David Langevin
David Langevin currently lives and paints in Kamloops, British Columbia. He was born in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and began drawing and painting even before he started school.
After high school he received his BFA from the University of Ottawa, his restless desire to perfect his skills led him to continue his studies and research at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Canadian Conservation Institute in Ottawa, and McGill University, where he obtained a Masters Degree in Art Education.
While at McGill, he pored over old texts, treatises, and manuscripts stored in the backrooms of art restoration departments and libraries reserved for conservationists.
After spending several years teaching art, David continues to lecture and give workshops on “The Craft of Painting.”
David’s painting style is somewhat unique. He uses an elaborate system of layers of transparent and translucent paint, called glazes and veils, as well as a variety of texture effects that create dramatic images of his subjects. Having studied the painting methods of his favourite historical painters like Da Vinci, Correggio, Titian, Caravaggio, Ruebens, and Rembrandt, he has developed a system of painting that is part Renaissance, part Canadian.
David Langevin has been painting full time since 1994 and is rapidly gaining recognition for his dynamic and original landscapes and “Treescapes.” Trees and rocks, water and sky and mountains and snow are his main source of inspiration.
Since 1992, he has been living in British Columbia where he finds an endless supply of inspiration for his art. David gives lectures, writes a regular technical column for painters, consults, and conducts workshops on painting materials and techniques. His paintings are sold in galleries across Canada. Art example: I’ll Wait Over Here.